Cork Trays

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

When you plan your next Wine Party, keep these in mind! They are really easy to make and will add a special touch to your party décor.

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I started with the Rustic Pallet, 7.63” x 7.63” – and flipped them to use the bottom for my project. Using a medium flat brush, I painted the wood with a wash of DecoArt® American® acrylic paints – Burnt Orange and Hauser Medium Green.

Use Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue to adhere 6” square cork tiles to the center. Use the same glue to adhere used corks – you probably have a collection of them somewhere! – along 2 edges of the Pallet.

You can use these a couple ways – either as serving pieces for your wine and appetizers or make one for each guest to use to hold their wine glass (it won’t slip on the cork!) and food.

 

#TBT – Christmas Goodies

Last year for the Handmade Holidays 2013 Blog Hop, I made one of my favorite projects using Graphic 45 beautiful papers. It is such a great idea and so easy to create that I wanted to share it again this year. Make something special to put in your jars and be ready to give them away when friends stop by for a Christmas visit.

Enjoy again………..

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2013 Logo (1)

By Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

I love giving friends who visit our home something to take with them when they leave – especially during the Holidays. So, it was easy to decide what I would make to share with you for our Handmade Holidays Hop. Walnut Hollow® has a new shelf/ledge called Rustic Wood Ledge that I really like.

supplies

It’s reversible. Turn it so you can put something in it and it becomes a perfect holder for mason jars filled with goodies. The new line of Christmas paper and accessories from Graphic 45 – 12 Days of Christmas was perfect for a rustic handmade look with a touch of elegance!

Christmas Shelf

I began by basecoating the outside of the Ledge with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Organic Garden.

green outside

It is best to use a fan brush to apply the paint so you can scoop up the glitter than falls to the bottom of the jar. The inside of the Ledge is base coated with Smooches Glimmer Glam with the same brush.

Paint inside

While the paint is drying, cut the paper the beautiful Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper – Joyeux Noel – to fit the front of the Ledge.

add paper

I cut the paper in strips to get the design I wanted. To adhere the paper to the Ledge, I used Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue. This glue will give you the extra adhesion needed due to the glitter in the paint used.

I used red tulle to add ties to the jars and the Ledge.

tulle bows

Whether on the jar or on the Ledge, just tie a square knot with the tulle and clip the edges with scissors. I used Tombow® Power Tabs to adhere each Prima paper flower to the Ledge – Power Tabs are great for any embellishment. Tabs also were used to tuck red tulle ties in and around the flowers.

more flowers

adding flowers

To add the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets to each jar, use thin green ribbon tied to the red tulle.

Hope you enjoyed a second look……..come back tomorrow, we have a new blog you’ll really enjoy!

When In Doubt, Twirl

By Judi Kauffman for Walnut Hollow

We are excited to be blog hopping with Quietfire Design all this week. We have so many creative projects to share with you using Quietfire Design high quality rubber stamps with Walnut Hollow Wood Surfaces and Tools.

Walnut Hollow + Quietfire Design Prize

We have a great prize to give away. Let us know what you think about our projects by leaving comments. We will choose a prize winner Monday, October 6. Leaving comments on all of the projects will increase your chance of winning! See where to go next at the end of my post!

 

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Thanks for inviting me to be part of the Walnut Hollow/Quietfire Design Blog Hop! I made a Mixed Media Hinged Sign, a gift for a friend who loves flowers and butterflies and anything that’s shabby-chic. It’s very much a girly-girl project, that’s for sure.

The collage layers include pages from cast-off books. I stamped on paint-smudged newsprint to give the phrases the same vintage look as the background. And I altered the Black Flower Branch Peel-offs with Gold Metallic and Currant inks to create the feel of weathered metal.

I added Glitter Flowers for a bit of extra sparkle. Stop at Step 8 if you like a more muted effect.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Base coat exterior of Hinged Sign with Snow (Titanium) White. Mix Royal Purple and Traditional Raw Umber. Use this mix to distress the edges of the exterior of the Hinged Sign and to paint the interior.

2. Using white paint and a dry brush, paint over several pages from cast-off books, including some that have pictures of flowers. Allow text and images to show through.

3. Cut one piece of painted paper to fit the front of the sign. Glue it in place. Tear other pieces so they are about a half-inch larger than the stamps; glue the torn pieces in place.

Twirl-2ETwirl-1ETwirl-1C4. Use Jet Black ink to stamp phrases on paint-smudged newsprint. Tear around the stamped phrases, and glue them in place on top of the larger torn pieces from Step 3.

Twirl-1D5. Use the Ink Applicator Tool to apply Gold Metallic Mixatives to the sheet of Black Flower Branch Peel-offs, creating a mottled effect. Add Currant Alcohol Ink without cleaning the Applicator Tool. Peel-offs will take on the look of weathered metal.

6. Arrange Flower Branch Peel-offs, including some of the butterflies and dots. Refer to the photos for placement. Trim the Peel-offs at the sides of the Sign.

7. Use Power Tags to secure two “Trinkets” (Bloom and Butterflies).

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8. If you like the Hinged Sign as it is, stop now.

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9. For more sparkle add a Glitter Flower to each of the flowers on the Flower Branch Peel-offs! TIP: The sheet of Glitter Flowers has many styles and sizes. Use the two SMALLEST 5-petal flowers. They are the perfect fit for the flowers in the Flower Branch Peel-offs.

SUPPLIES

Walnut Hollow – Rustic Pallet Collection Hinged Sign 40255

Quietfire Design – Twirl & Enjoy Stamp Set 6393, Always Be My Friend Stamp Set 5615

Tombow – Power Adhesive Tabs, MONO Multi Liquid Glue

Elizabeth Craft Designs – 123 Flower Branch Peel-offs in Black, 7048 Glitter Flowers in Turquoise/Silver

DecoArt – Americana Acrylics in Royal Purple, Traditional Raw Umber, and Snow (Titanium) White

BoBunny – Isabella Collection Trinkets

 

Thanks for stopping by to see my Thankful Chargers and Trivets! Now go see what Yvonne and Robyn have created! http://quietfirecreations.blogspot.ca/

Christmas Goodies

If you are coming from Donna Salazar Designs you are in the right place!

Handmade Holidays Blog Hop 2013 Logo (1)

Welcome to the Third Annual Handmade Holidays blog hop!! The best crafters, designers, and makers have come together to create and share  a series of thoughtful, handmade gifts for the holidays during this 3 day blog hop. Our goal is to inspire you to create something from the heart this holiday season as well as share how to use our products in fun, innovative ways. We intend this hop to serve as a resource to you for this holiday season and for years to come.

Hop along to each blog in the list. Each day, from November 1 through November 3, 2013, we’ll be posting a brand new list of blogs to hop to. Comment on each blog, share your favorite posts over social media, and then use the Rafflecopter widget at the bottom of each post to enter to win the Grand Prize, a gift basket filled with crafty swag from the companies on the hop! We’re ready to inspire, share, and create – are you ready to hop?

PRIZE BLOG HOP

Enter to win the Walnut Hollow Blog Prize by commenting on our projects this week and liking us on facebook! (Pictured above.) Package includes Rustic Wood Ledge, Medallion Plaque, Clock Movement, and Clock Hands! We will be drawing the winner from the comments on Walnut Hollow Craft blog only. Winner will be announced Monday- 11/4/13.

I love giving friends who visit our home something to take with them when they leave – especially during the Holidays. So, it was easy to decide what I would make to share with you for our Handmade Holidays Hop. Walnut Hollow® has a new shelf/ledge called Rustic Wood Ledge that I really like.

supplies

It’s reversible. Turn it so you can put something in it and it becomes a perfect holder for mason jars filled with goodies. The new line of Christmas paper and accessories from Graphic 45 – 12 Days of Christmas was perfect for a rustic handmade look with a touch of elegance!

Christmas Shelf

I began by basecoating the outside of the Ledge with Tattered Angels Glimmer Glam – Organic Garden.

green outside

It is best to use a fan brush to apply the paint so you can scoop up the glitter than falls to the bottom of the jar. The inside of the Ledge is base coated with Smooches Glimmer Glam with the same brush.

Paint inside

While the paint is drying, cut the paper the beautiful Graphic 45 Twelve Days of Christmas paper – Joyeux Noel – to fit the front of the Ledge.

add paper

I cut the paper in strips to get the design I wanted. To adhere the paper to the Ledge, I used Tombow® MONO Multi Liquid Glue. This glue will give you the extra adhesion needed due to the glitter in the paint used.

I used red tulle to add ties to the jars and the Ledge.

tulle bows

Whether on the jar or on the Ledge, just tie a square knot with the tulle and clip the edges with scissors. I used Tombow® Power Tabs to adhere each Prima paper flower to the Ledge – Power Tabs are great for any embellishment. Tabs also were used to tuck red tulle ties in and around the flowers.

more flowers

adding flowers

To add the Graphic 45 12 Days of Christmas Tags and Pockets to each jar, use thin green ribbon tied to the red tulle.

I became an over-achiever when I made matching Christmas Cards and a Card Keeper Box to go with the Christmas Ledge. Stay tuned! I’ll show you what I did next Friday…

Next go take a look at what 100 Proof Press has going on!

Clearsnap http://blog.clearsnap.com

Craft Attitude  http://www.jonathanfongstyle.com/blog/

Smoothfoam http://www.smoothfoam.com/blog/

Donna Salazar Designs  http://donnasalazardesigns.blogspot.com/

Walnut Hollow https://walnuthollowcrafts.wordpress.com/

100 Proof Press http://www.100proofpress.com/_blog/Blog

Graphic45 http://g45papers.typepad.com/

ICE Resin http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Stampendous http://stampendousblog.wordpress.com/

Sizzix – Eileen Hull Designs http://eileenhull.blogspot.com/

Donna Salazar Designs – Mistra Hoolahan http://mistrabutterfly.blogspot.com/

100 Proof Press – Elise Durenburger http://mamacowcreations.blogspot.com/

ICE Resin – Lexi Grenzer http://iceresin.com/icequeen/

Graphic 45 – Rhea Freitag http://starrgazercreates.blogspot.com/

Clearsnap – Debbie Cole http://www.debbiecole.com

Smoothfoam – Vicki O’Dell http://www.vickiodell.com

100 Proof Press – Teresa Abajo  http://thetamarisk.blogspot.com/

Sizzix –  Amy Bowerman http://pluckingdaisies.com/

ICE Resin – Jo DeSerio Jones http://shopjomama.blogspot.com/

Smoothfoam – Lisa Fulmer http://lisalizalou.blogspot.com/
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